WSO2 Expands Board of Directors With Addition of Roman Stanek, GoodData CEO, and Tyler Jewell, Codenvy CEO and Toba Capital Partner

Palo Alto, CA – July 31, 2013 – WSO2 announced today the addition of two new directors to the WSO2 board. Roman Stanek is the founder and CEO of GoodData. Tyler Jewell is the founder and CEO of Codenvy and a venture partner with Toba Capital. Collectively bringing more than 35 years of technology leadership in cloud, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and enterprise software, they will play an instrumental role in helping WSO2 execute on its vision of enabling the connected enterprise.

“Roman and Tyler, with their deep expertise and track record of success in driving cloud and enterprise software companies, will play a strategic role in accelerating our technology and customer initiatives around enabling a connected enterprise that brings a new level of collaboration with employees, customers partners and suppliers,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder, chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled and honored to have them join the WSO2 board of directors.”

Growing Global 1000 Demand for WSO2’s Integrated Approach

The announcement comes on the heels of accelerated market traction for WSO2’s award-winning cloud and enterprise middleware to achieve greater agility and fast-track their innovation. Increasingly, global 1000 companies are turning to next-generation platforms based on WSO2’s integrated, customizable and high-performance middleware for the cloud, API management, integration, application development and more to respond rapidly to market dynamics, capitalize on new business models, and improve operational efficiency. Highlights for the first half of 2013 include:

  • Revenue growth of 95% over 2012, consistent with previous years.
  • A 220% year over year increase in new customer bookings in 2012.
  • Company expansion to more than 250 employees.

“It’s not hard to imagine a world where businesses rely on a connected ecosystem to anticipate and deliver on customer needs, or capitalize on partner innovations. The challenge has been acting on that vision,” said Roman Stanek. “WSO2 uniquely stands out as a company with the technology innovation and proven implementation successes to enable enterprises to realize this promise. I look forward to working with the team in helping to drive this next stage of enterprise IT’s evolution.”

“WSO2 is the only legitimate enterprise middleware alternative to legacy, expensive traditional vendors. Middleware is still a $10 billion market, and organizations demand simpler and more reliable options,” said Tyler Jewell. “WSO2 has the potential to be the infrastructure for the Fortune 5000, and is already deployed within many environments. I am thrilled to participate in this growth. ”

About Roman Stanek

Roman Stanek is the founder and CEO of GoodData, a cloud-based platform to help companies monetize data, which he started in 2007 after having the visionary idea that cloud computing could finally make good on the broken promises of business intelligence. A technology entrepreneur for nearly two decades, Roman was named as one of the 50 most powerful people in enterprise tech by Business Insider in 2013. He also has been recognized on The Huffington Post’s “Top 50 Social CEOs on Twitter” and “Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow.” Previously, Roman was founder and CEO of NetBeans (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Systinet (acquired by Mercury Interactive and later Hewlett Packard). In addition to cloud and business intelligence, he is a widely recognized expert on enterprise software, JAVA, big data, and SOA.

About Tyler Jewell

Tyler Jewell is a founder and CEO of Codenvy. He is also a venture partner with Toba Capital focusing on enterprise development. He has investments in Sauce Labs, Cloudant, ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Codenvy, and WSO2. He is a board member at Sauce Labs, a board observer for Exo Platform, and advisor to SD Elements and Tomitribe. Previously, he held leadership positions at Oracle, Quest (acquired by Dell), The Middleware Company (acquired by TechTarget), and BEA (acquired by Oracle). Tyler holds degrees in computer science and economics, and is the author of three books on Java.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..